Town of Thorndike, Maine
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Marriage Licensing Dog Licensing
Garbage Stickers Property Taxes
Selectmen's Workshop/Meetings Voter Registration
Fish & Game Licenses Motor Vehicle Registration
Fire Permits Certified Vital Records


The Town Clerk can issue the Marriage Licenses to Town Residents and “People from out of town”.  The Fee is $40.00 ($20/person) 

The first step is to fill out an “Intentions to Marriage” form.  Both Bride and Groom must sign in the presence of the Town Clerk or a Notary.  If either member was married before, either a copy of a Death Certificate or a Divorce/Annulment Decree must be presented. 

The clerk will complete the Marriage License and obtain a signature from the Bride and Groom on the Marriage License. 


To obtain a certified copy of a Birth, Death or Marriage license you must provide photo Id and fill out a Vital Records request form.  For Birth records your parents must have been a resident of Thorndike at the time of birth.  Death records are filed by place of death and residency of deceased.  Marriage licenses are filed by residency or if you are from out of town and the wedding was performed in Thorndike a copy should be on file. The first certified copy is $15 and each copy after (purchased at the same time) is $6.   


All residents with dogs six months and older must register their dogs with the Town Clerk.
Unaltered:                          $11.00
Altered:                               $6.00
Kennel License                  $42.00
A late fee of $25 per dog will be applied after January 31.


Garbage Stickers are $1.00 per sticker and one sticker is required for each trash bag.  Stickers may be purchased at the Thorndike Town Office or Thorndike Auto Parts.  Trash is picked up every Wednesday, EXCEPT the first Wednesday of the month is recyclable only.


Please direct inquiries to town office.


Selectmen’s Workshop are held every Monday night at 6:30pm.
Selectmen’s Meeting are every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.


All residents of Thorndike may register to vote, you must be 18 years old or 17 years old if your 18th birthday is before the November Election.  To do so, please bring, photo Id and proof of residency.  If you do not have proof of residency you may swear to an oath.  

It is your choice to enroll in a party, however if you choose to remain unenrolled, you cannot vote in the primaries.


Anyone wanting a Hunting License must show a past hunting license or proof of completion of a Hunter’s Safety Course.


You must come to the Thorndike Town Office to pay the excise tax and complete the registration.  Excise Tax stays with the Town of Thorndike.  It is calculated on the Manufactured Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).  The mill rate starts at .24 and deprecated six years to .004. 

State registration fee is $35.

Town agent fee is $4, for new registrations, $3, for renewals and $5, for out of town registrations.


Fire permits are issued by:

  • Town Fire Warden: Danny Page (568-3249) contact first
  • Deputy Diane Page (568-3249)
  • Deputy Clyde & Linda Rolerson (568-3419)
  • Deputy Raymond Peabody (568-3284)
  • Deputy Peter Quimby   (568-3706)
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